T-Level in Digital Support Services | Level 3 | P10666
How to study
Burton Town Centre Campus
This course is coming soon and will begin in September 2024
T-Levels are designed to deliver technical education following GCSEs. The Digital Support Services T-Level is a two-year technical study programme, designed with employers to give young people the skills to work in digital roles.
The key elements involved will include:
- Understanding concepts and theories of the industry
- Real-life problem-solving development in the industry
- Valuable experience of learning from the experts through industry placement
- Specialist knowledge and skills relating to supporting software, hardware, networking and cyber security
- Technical knowledge and skills specific to working in digital roles
- Industry placement in a Computing/IT setting (up to 315 hours)
- Relevant maths, English and digital skills
- Common workplace skills
The purpose of the Level 3 Technical Qualification is to ensure students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training/apprenticeships in the industry.
The course will be facilitated with a new immersive simulated cyber security lab for learners to be ready for employment.
The facilities include:
- Networking devices
- Cyber security equipment
Applicants will be expected to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 5, including both GCSE maths & English
What modules will I study?
The Technical Qualification is split into 2 component parts:
- Core component
- Occupational specialism components
The core component will consist of route core and pathway core components, which cover the following areas:
- Business context
- Digital analysis
- Digital environments
- Diversity and inclusion
The occupational specialism components will consist of Digital Support. In total you will complete 315 hours of industry placement.
How will I be assessed?
The core component of the course will be assessed by:
• Paper A written examination
• Paper B written examination
• Employer Set Project
The combined results from each of these assessments will be aggregated to form the overall core component grade (A* to E).
The occupational specialism component of the course will be assessed by 3 practical assessments.
The result from this will be aggregated to form the overall occupational specialism component grade (Distinction/Merit/Pass).
What can I do next?
Students who achieve this qualification could progress to the following, depending on their chosen occupational specialism:
- BSDC FdSc Computer Science (Cyber Security Technologist) (HTQ)
- Equivalent HE qualifications
- Higher Technical Apprenticeship in IT settings
- Infrastructure technician
- IT solutions technician
- Digital support technician
English & Maths
Being confident with maths and English is not only important for everyday life but it’s expected as standard in the world of work. We’re committed to ensuring our learners have the full range of skills that universities and employers are looking for. If you haven’t yet achieved grade 4 (grade C) in English and maths and are aged between 16-18 years, you will continue to study these by undertaking a GCSE re-sit programme or appropriate stepping stone qualifications in addition to your vocational learning programme.
We believe that the best way to get a real sense of your chosen industry is to try it out for yourself! That’s why all of our full time study programme courses include relevant industry work experience. It shows future employers you’ve got what it takes and are motivated to succeed. Not only does it look good on your CV, but it’s an opportunity to build up your confidence and industry contacts. Our Employment Hub works with over 500 local employers to ensure all students on full time study programmes have a high quality and meaningful work placement. So not only do you gain valuable work experience, it helps you decide on your future options, from choosing the right university course to finding the right employer. Work experience is a chance to you to spend time on an employer’s premises, observing the workplace, undertaking tasks (under supervision) alongside team members and learning the skills and behaviours needed at work. It’s designed to bridge the gap between your education and the world of work. It can help you to become aware of jobs you have not previously thought of, inform your career choices, develop your skills and help you gain the attitudes and behaviours expected at work. For more information on Work Experience, please contact our Employment Hub on 01283 494599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An industry placement is designed to give you a valuable opportunity to put your learning into practice, develop your technical skills and become job ready. As part of your programme, you will spend a minimum of 45 days with an external employer in a role directly relevant to your course. It’s a chance to you to spend time on an employer’s premises, observing the workplace, undertaking tasks (under supervision) alongside team members and learning the skills and behaviours needed at work. You’ll develop your technical skills, as well as your employability “soft skills” such as communicating, adapting to change, teamwork and problem solving. It’s a great opportunity to step outside your comfort zone, build confidence, gain industry contacts and help you decide your future steps. It may even lead to a job or apprenticeship opportunity at the end of the industry placement and upon completion of your course. Our Employment Hub works with over 500 local employers to ensure all students on full time study programmes have a high quality and meaningful work placement. So not only do you gain valuable work experience, it helps you decide on your future options, from choosing the right university course to finding the right employer. For more information on Industry Placements, please contact our Employment Hub on 01283 494805 or email email@example.com.
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